A while back, my dad & I revisited one of our old hiking spots, the trail to Sturtevant Falls. It's been around 3 years since we'd hiked there, but I still remember our visit like it was yesterday. Coming back definitely made me reminisce & want to see what had changed in the previous years.
First thing I noticed was the check dams. On our previous hike, each check dam had a huge gushing waterfall because it had just rained. Now, there was barely any water streaming out of them. The bridge was a sight for sore eyes, though. Other than some names a couple had written in white chalk, the bridge hadn't changed at all. While inspecting it, I even made a new friend: a brown beetle I decided to name George. (Obviously, I seemed to have picked up a habit of naming random things along my most recent trips.)
Along the trail, we came across a sign I vaguely remembered from 3 years ago. It read: "Take care of the land... Someday you'll be a part of it." Nothing like a little dark humor to get you through to rest of the hike, right? We reached the falls around 2 in the afternoon. There was definitely less water, but I couldn't deny the fact that it was still a beautiful sight to behold. Such a wonderful hidden gem of nature, tucked away in the San Gabriel mountain range. No matter how many times I go to the same location, I will always be in awe of its serene beauty.